radio system http://www.kplu.org en Dead Air, Garbled Transmissions Trouble Washington State Troopers http://www.kplu.org/post/dead-air-garbled-transmissions-trouble-washington-state-troopers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dead air, garbled transmissions and poor reception are just some of the problems with the Washington State Patrol’s new state-of-the art radio system. The $40 million conversion to digital technology is behind schedule, and having technical problems.</span></p><p>For most of us, our smartphones have become our figurative lifelines. For state troopers, their literal lifeline is still the two-way radio. When the radio doesn’t work that’s a problem. We first reported on doubts about this project in March of 2012.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Austin Jenkins 13180 at http://www.kplu.org Dead Air, Garbled Transmissions Trouble Washington State Troopers